We understand that many of you will be struggling to find things to do with your kids today, as a result of the strikes in many schools across the country.
In addition to the events we have listed, here are a few ideas:
Educational days out for all the family
Take the kids out to a local museum. The following links provide details and links to museums all over the UK and Ireland by region.
List of museums in England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_England
List of museums in Scotland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Scotland
List of museums in Northern Ireland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Northern_Ireland
List of museums in Ireland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland
Local heritage days out
There are a great number of sites around the UK and Ireland, and often have events / Christmas markets etc running during the week. Have a look at their ‘Whats on’ lists on their website to find something near to you.
The National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
The National Trust for Scotland: www.nts.org.uk/ (Scotland)
English Heritage: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ (England)
The National Trust for Ireland, ‘An Taisce’: http://www.antaisce.org/ (Republic of Ireland)
Get out in the fresh air
Get out into the forests with your family for a great day out!
The Forestry commission of Great Britain: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/fchomepages.nsf/hp/GBEEE (England, Wales and Scotland)
Northern Ireland Forests: http://www.dardni.gov.uk/forestservice/index/publications/trail-and-trek-guides.htm
Forest Activities (Collite Outdoors): http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/ (Ireland and Northern Ireland)